Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Tue Feb-24-09 03:19 PM
I was standing in line at a store.....
And this woman ahead of me, who obviously knew the clerk personally, starts talking about the government regulating everything. I told her that if we had had a little more regulation on the financial sector, we wouldn't be in the middle of a meltdown right now. She says, yeah, but they're hurting the working man by raising taxes on him. I told her that's right, Reagan moved the taxes from the richest 2% in this country onto those who pay payroll taxes, but Obama just gave the largest tax cut in the history of this nation and he gave most of it to the working class. We went around and around, with her giving the latest Repug talking points. Finally, after countering each one of her talking points with FACTS, I told her that all of this stuff sounded like it was coming from Fox News, which I like to call Faux News. That was it, she was having no more, and walked away. Attacking her precious Faux News was more than she could take. And, by the way, we had an audience, which is the way I always like it. She might have her mind closed, but the audience doesn't always.
Don't you have murders to coddle?